We’ve provided a lot of information on how you can adjust your horse’s feed program to promote its overall digest health and avoid colic. But the unfortunate reality is that we can’t always implement these more natural management techniques for reasons of time, resources, and convenience.

Even if we can implement most of these tips, the equine digestive system is very sensitive and its delicate balance can get upset despite the best of feed programs.

You can give your horse’s digestive health the boost it needs with an all-natural supplement formulated to support the health of the equine GI Tract. Here are some ingredients that naturally assist the equine digestive system:

Oat Oil

Oat oil contains a high concentration of polar lipids, which strengthen the tight junctions between the intestinal cells responsible for nutrient absorption. This helps your horse get the most benefit from its feed, and reduces the need for large amounts of grain.

Oat Flour

Oat flour is rich in Beta glucan, a soluble fiber. Beta glucan is a powerful stimulant to the immune system and helps normalize the rate at which food passes through the digestive tract. This provides for greater surface contact time between the intestinal wall and the feed, which is necessary for optimal nutrient absorption and to help prevent undigested starch from reaching the hindgut and causing problems.

Note: Much of the polar lipids in oat oil and beta glucan in oat floar are lost when oats are processed for most uses. They must be specially processed in order to retain the beneficial properties.


Certain yeast products have beneficial effects for digestive health, including two forms of Mannan oligosaccharide (MOS). One form of MOS acts as a sponge that traps harmful pathogens in the gut so that they can be excreted safely. The other binds to fungal-based pathogens, called mycotoxins, so they are safely eliminated from the body.

Nucleotides in yeast support cell reproduction which is needed for building tissue and healing. They are also shown to enhance the growth of intestinal cells.

All of this works to keep a healthy balance of microflora in the hindgut and to mitigate the effects of raised acidity.


Glutamine is an amino acid that provides fuel to muscles. It also helps strengthen and lengthen intestinal villi, the ripples responsible for nutrient absorption.


Threonine is another essential amino acid that supports the production of mucin, a necessary component of mucus that lubricates and protects the GI tract lining. This is important for preventing ulcers, one of the ways pathogens reach the bloodstream and cause colic.

Only one product on the market contains all of these ingredients: SUCCEED® Digestive Conditioning Program®. SUCCEED® supports the overall health of the equine digestive tract.

Learn more about SUCCEED® or sign-up for the SUCCEED Challenge to try it risk-free with a money-back guarantee.

The Crusade Against Equine Colic is a movement empowering all horse people to learn how to reduce our horses’ risk for colic – and to share that knowledge with fellow equestrians.

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